Category: Vegan & Vegetarian

Ranch Cucumber Bites | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Game Day Noms These ranch cucumber bites were so easy to make with just five simple ingredients. Well easy except for me trying to figure out how to add the piping bag to the decorating tips and not succeeding. But the rest is so easy. They are naturally gluten-free and made with goat milk cream cheese from Trader Joe’s, artisan goat milk yogurt, ranch spice mix, and fresh chives. Perfect little game day bites! I love college football and love having around snacks we can nom on while watching the game. Some of my favorites are pimento cheese and artichoke spinach dip. And finger foods like mini quiche Lorraine bites made with Schär gluten-free puff pastry. We use the Trader Joe’s goat milk cream cheese...

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie & Mini Tarts

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie & Mini Pecan Pie Tarts So this post brings me great joy and I’m so happy to share this recipe for gluten-free pecan pie treats with you. I made both a pecan pie with a gluten-free Wholly Wholesome pie crust AND mini pecan tarts with Schär puff pastry dough. I don’t often make sweet things, but we always have baking essentials around the house for when the cravings hit. All the different types of sugar. Vanilla. Eggs. Ghee and goat’s milk butter (my new favorite for baking). And lately I’ve been trying different savory recipes with the new gluten-free Schär puff pastry dough. We made the most delicious mini quiche Lorraine bites with it. As well as spinach goat feta puff pastries....

Vegetarian Jalapeño Poppers | Gluten-Free

These super easy baked vegetarian jalapeño and sweet pepper poppers are made with Trader Joe’s goat milk cream cheese, an egg, fresh chives and sprinkled with organic, gluten-free Kettle Brand BBQ potato chips. Vegetarian Jalapeño & Sweet Pepper Poppers You know one of my favorite products is the goat milk creamy cheese from Trader Joe’s. It is the perfect substitute for regular cream cheese in recipes. We use it in this “healthified” spinach artichoke dip and in the “died and went to heaven” pimento cheese dip. And of course it’s perfect for the easy Buffalo chicken dip, too. I also used it to make twice baked potatoes, which are another favorite around here. Well I had a tub of the creamy cheese in the fridge...

Gluten-Free Spinach Goat Feta Puff Pastry

Thank you, Schär Having to eat gluten-free (and dairy-free for awhile) usually meant bypassing some of the most delicious treats. And sometimes you just really miss those old comfort food classics. Lately, we have been trying a bunch of Schär gluten-free products and are just blown away. We found hamburger buns and puff pastry dough at Central Market. Then we tried the pizza crust found at Sprouts and were so excited about the taste and texture. I’ve been so happy with the products so far (btw – this is not a sponsored post)! They also have the best table crackers and artisan multigrain bread (also at Sprouts). It’s awesome. Brett loves the entertainment crackers (taste so much like Ritz) and they are perfect for dipping...

Sorghum Millet Banana Muffins | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

These gluten-free and vegan banana muffins are made with organic coconut sugar, smashed ripe bananas, avocado oil, applesauce, cinnamon, millet flour and sorghum flour. Homemade Muffins We love making homemade muffins around here because you can control all the ingredients that go into them. And banana muffins are definitely a favorite. Some of my early recipes were for banana oat muffins made with Better Batter all purpose gluten-free flour and certified gluten-free rolled oats. Then I made vegan banana oat muffins using a combo of gluten-free oat flour and sorghum flour to increase dietary fiber in the muffins. #feedthegutbugs In this recipe I’m using millet and sorghum flours instead and changing up the recipe just a bit. They really turned out delicious, nutritious with really...

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes So these fried smashed fingerling potatoes were a very happy accident. Super crispy fried potatoes with a soft center, sprinkled with smoked paprika and fresh cilantro then served with Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo. It was so good! Like a cross between a potato chip and French fries. These would be great to serve at a BBQ with grilled meats or burgers. I was trying to recreate one of my favorite dishes from ATX Cocina – smashed papas bravas with smoked chili aioli. So I started out trying to make papas bravas using two different recipes from the New York Times and Serious Eats. But we simplified everything. And instead of buying Russet or Idaho potatoes, I thought I would try it...

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo

Shishito Peppers and Spiked Chipotle Mayo | Gluten-free, Dairy-Free

Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo Before we get to the shishito peppers and spiked chipotle mayo recipe, I want to talk about how much I love Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise. They have several clean products made with gluten-free and nonGMO ingredients. As well as using fair trade organic cane sugar and certified humane free range egg yolks. So you get a pretty clean product that also sources mindfully to preserve biodiversity on the planet. I especially like the chipotle mayo. I’ve already used it in a couple of recipes found here on the blog. We love it in this chipotle curry chicken salad. Made with a few simple ingredients like apples, celery, pecans, cranberries and a little curry powder. It is such a quick and healthy...

Gluten-Free Meatless Grilled Burgers

We grilled the gluten-free Beyond Meat plant-based burger patties and served them on Schär gluten-free hamburger buns and were totally impressed by both! The Beyond Burger So this isn’t a recipe or paid partnership – I just wanted to tell you how good these gluten-free meatless grilled burgers are! We are trying to eat less meat in general. And we plan a Meatless Monday dinner every week so I have lots of veggie dishes on the blog. My latest exciting copy cat was a veggie version of Southwestern Egg Rolls from Chili’s appetizer menu. There are awesome dips like pimento cheese or artichoke spinach dip. Fried goodies like fried artichoke hearts or fried mozzarella cheese sticks. Served up with a nice marinara sauce or yogurt...

Spiced Zucchini Muffins | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These delicious gluten-free, dairy-free spiced zucchini muffins are made with coconut sugar, olive oil, spices, sweet white sorghum and millet flour. Summer = zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! I’m actually not a huge fan of it sautéed or grilled but always love baked zucchini goodies, like zucchini bread muffins.   See my delicious gluten-free recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins, too. Yum! There are so many recipes for zucchini bread out there, but I really wanted to try this zucchini spice bread from Martha Stewart because of all the spices in it. We love spice! And I prefer making muffins because it’s easier and quicker than making a loaf of bread. So to make this healthier, gluten-free, dairy-free and casein-free version, we change a few things: use a high-quality...

Southwestern Egg Rolls | Gluten-Free, Goat Cheese

Southwestern Egg Rolls I LOVE the Southwestern Egg Rolls they serve on the appetizer menu at Chili’s.  And I desperately miss being able to eat them.  But I love to take an old comfort food recipe and adjust it to fit into my dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free (except for goat cheese/milk or Parmesan), clean as possible, organic and non-GMO if possible. I had huge success with this white chicken enchilada casserole, pimento cheese, and Philly cheesesteak casserole. So these have been on the list of things to copy cat for some time now.  We finally had some time to make them and I’m so excited how they turned out! The ingredients are listed on the appetizer menu as crispy flour tortillas, chicken, black beans, corn,...